Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Lots of unique opportunities, but not the best place for an ambitious person or desiring high pay.

Software Engineer (Current Employee) Livermore, CA

ProsGood employer for someone that has a family and wants a more stable, slower paced job, with a standard 40hr/week schedule.

- Lots of opportunities to work on unique architectures or more research/cutting edge type software projects.

- Flexible work hours, (9/80, work-from-home, etc)

- Lower stress, unusual to have urgent software development deadlines or 'crunch' periods.

- Housing is cheaper on the edge of bay area (Livermore, Tracy, etc)

ConsNot as good a place for a younger person with ambition or energy, or someone looking to grow their salary.

- Salary grows slowly, 2-3% raises typical

- Salary is 'adequate', but doesn't match competitive companies with similar work like Google, Intel, etc.

- Salary tends to cap out at a software engineer III level. Very few growth opportunities after you hit this level.

- Benefits only average

- Bonuses are unusual, difficult to get, and small.

Advice to Senior ManagementTarget older employees with families when you hire. You're in a tough position to compete for the younger crowd unless you get more flexibility to offer better salary packages, raises, and upward growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Physicist (Current Employee) Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good salaries. Lots of freedom. Cons: Funding channels are being cut. Management is not interested… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    LLNL is a great place to work for top scientific research. It is equipped with some of the best facilities in the world

    Computational Physicist (Former Employee) Livermore, CA

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Some of the best facilities in the world. If you… Cons: Bureaucratic system of management due to being a government entity. Advice to Senior Management: Find some way to limit restriction on innovation. It gets depressed when great… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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